When you stroll into your local store to shop for a new HDTV, dozens of big, glossy screens will greet you, each one trying to draw you in with its bright, colorful pictures. And a bewildering bevy of new features promise a multitude of benefits. Which ones will make a difference in what you watch and in how it looks on the screen? We'll help you sort out what's important.
In general, as you try to decide what to buy, resist being dazzled by shiny, sparkly things. Focus instead on the attributes that will matter when you're watching various kinds of content on your new TV. The articles below will help you be an educated shopper.
When you're ready to shop, take a look at our HDTV reviews to help you choose the HDTV that's right for you.
This story, "HDTV buying guide" was originally published by PCWorld.